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Sam Lambert and the New Way Store

A Book for Clothiers and Their Clerks

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Author: Unknown
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,012 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76
LoC Category: HF
Downloads: 731
Added to site: 2007.11.20
mnybks.net#: 19124
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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n wearing double-lens spectacles and a pre-occupied air came into the store, asked for Mr. Lambert and was directed to the rear where Stucker was showing Sam the wisdom of leaving the night covers over the black goods during the day to protect the stock from dust.

Sam was so keyed up on the wardrobe question that he heard only about half that Stucker was saying.

When the man with the spectacles arrived Sam guessed his mission without waiting for a word of greeting.

"You," said Sam, "are here to talk wardrobes; let's see what you've got."

"Before I talk wardrobes, or, if you please, the New Way system," began the salesman, "I would prefer to get a fair idea of the amount and kind of stock you carry and how you care for it now."

"Just as I thought," interrupted Stucker. "You're afraid our stock is too big for your wardrobe capacity.

"Well, I don't want to discourage you, but when you count the suits on the table, don't forget to add about 50 dozen pair of knee pants and

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